Month: June 2021

  • Mixed-Media Mosaic as Bas-Relief Sculpture

    Mixed-Media Mosaic as Bas-Relief Sculpture

    Artist Mollie Seymour’s mosaic plaque is a depiction of a small pueblo of cliff dwellings in a rugged canyon with water and sky rendered in bold andamento. Mollie made this for the mosaic for the courtyard of a condominium. I wanted to share it because it is a good example of using mixed-media mosaic to make a bas-relief sculpture.

    The Treachery of Images by Belgian surrealist painter RenĂ© Magritte, 1929. “This Is Not A Pipe.” MMM: Where a Pipe Really Is a Pipe

    Mixed-media mosaic (MMM) is a medium of art where elements of a composition can actually be the item being “depicted.” For example, a mosaic face could be smoking a real pipe. The artist can use a mix of found objects and elements rendered in conventional tile to produce results that engage the mind as both image and symbol all at once.